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Grantee News • September 4, 2012

A new study by University of Kentucky researchers, carried out in the laboratory of Pexiuan Guo, an NIBIB PI, shows promise for developing ultrastable RNA nanoparticles that may help treat cancer and viral infections by regulating cell function and binding to cancers without harming surrounding tissue. Read the full article from University of Kentucky.

Grantee News • September 4, 2012

Point-of-care tests for chlamydia as developed by NIBIB-funded researcher Charlotte Gaydos are more cost-effective than traditional nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) in a clinic when specified characteristics (sensitivity, specificity, cost, and willingness to wait in a clinic for POC test results) are met. Read the full article from Johns Hopkins.

Science Highlights • August 30, 2012
How much radiation in medical tests is too much? NIBIB is taking a central role on an initiative to develop new methods and technologies for reducing the radiation dose from routine CT scans while maintaining the high quality of the images produced.
Press Releases • August 2, 2012
On Tuesday, NIBIB announced the winners in the three categories of the DEBUT challenge, a biomedical engineering design competition for teams of undergraduate students. The three categories addressed the critical needs in biomedical technology, focusing on devices for diagnostics and therapeutics as well as technology that can aid underserved populations and individuals with disabilities.
Press Releases • August 2, 2012
Three projects aimed at enhancing interdisciplinary training for graduate students have won awards from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).The awards are part of a joint Interfaces Initiative partnership program that recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary research for the advancement of biomedical science.
Grantee News • July 23, 2012

NIBIB Training Program grantee Qing Nie discusses the challenges of the development and maintenance of training programs at the interface between biology and existing traditional disciplines. Read the full article.

Grantee News • July 9, 2012
NIBIB funded researcher, David Kaplan, at Tufts University has discovered a new silk stabilization technology to preserve vaccines and antiobiotics without refrigeration. Read the full article from Tufts University.
Press Releases • July 9, 2012
Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a new silk-based stabilizer that, in the laboratory, kept some vaccines and antibiotics stable up to temperatures of 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This provides a new avenue toward eliminating the need to keep some vaccines and antibiotics refrigerated, which could save billions of dollars every year and increase accessibility to third world populations.
NIBIB in the News • June 20, 2012
U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), along with Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), introduced a resolution to honor the 10th anniversary of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering which passed the Senate unanimously last night. Since its establishment, the NIBIB has supported research in furtherance of the development of scientific advances in the fields of biotechnology, imaging, and biomedical engineering, as well as advance the application of biomedical technology.
Grantee News • June 19, 2012
Funded by NIBIB, NCI, and NIEHS, RTI International has launched the Nanomaterial Registry, a comprehensive resource for the nanomaterial community. Read the full article from RTI.

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